Saturday, October 22, 2016

We all live with a Yellow Sewing Machine!

I wish I had a bright Yellow sewing machine. I saw a yellow featherweight once but it was over a thousand buckeroos. That would buy lots of supplies... the color of the month at RSC  is yellow with orange.
I forgot to get a finished pic of the whole machine but this gives you the idea. The white block is 14" square.
I start by going through the scrap bin, pulling out little pieces I really like and sewing them together like a puzzle.

I keep the general shape going of the pattern so it will be big enough.
See?

Then I place a layer of fusible interfacing, fusible dots side to the right side and place pattern on top.



Sew all the way round. snip the interfacing, and carefully turn right sides out. This leaves the applique with dimension, but gives a fusible side to attach it to the background for decorative sewing around. This time I used a yellow variegated Oliver Twist hand dyed cotton thread and a buttonhole stitch.

Let's take a closer look, shall we??
I love the sparkly dragonfly piece, that was about 3" X 4". The musical notes have found their way into so many quilts.
The wee pink flower was appliqued on after piecing, as it was just a cutout without fusible backing.

Yep, I often lay out non fused pieces over others and sew them down, allowing for a tiny bit of fray.

Keep looking, you'll see the buttonhole stitch and...



the special hand dyed sun from another quilt I never showed you. See the little colorful hands? Love those.
Wish I had a bolt of the spool background fabric.

It's all gone with this machine quilt.

See the cockatiel?
tiger lily under him?

Stars, and pretty florals? All stuff I like.





It might look like a yellow machine, but it's full of fun. Just like a real machine, full of fun!

Check out my blog  ( http://lapaylor.blogspot.com/)  for the giveaway... and lots more creative ideas.
 Glad you stopped by!

35 comments:

  1. It's so cool LeeAnna!
    Love this creative machine!!

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  2. That's one happy machine! Smart technique, too. Thanks for the mini-tute.

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  3. Very sunny and bright. You are going to have a quilt full of very fun machines come the end of the year.

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  4. Happy you are making those fun sewing machines again! I love this yellow one, and seeing the bits of fabric up close!

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  5. It would be hard for me to use such a colourful, bright machine as I would loose myself in the prints, making up stories and wishes, like I wish I own some of that background fabric too. Too bad it's all gone. (oh, wait! I guess that's a good thing because now you have room for a new fabric. Yay!) Anywho! Great job on the sewing machine block. I loooooove it! ;^)

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  6. Love the music notes on the machine. So pretty in yellow.

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  7. The addition and placement of the dragonfly give the piece such adorable whimsy. Great job! ღ

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  8. You've got TONS of great YELLOW scraps in that sewing machine block!!

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  9. We all NEED a yellow sewing machine! Sew, sew cute!!!!!

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  10. very cool.....love it! Even a collage that is fused like this would be cute. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  11. This sewing machine has a lot of fun personality!

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  12. .....we ALL live in a Yellow Submarine! you had me at yellow!!
    I am looking forward to seeing how you arrange all the sewing machine blocks, someday!!Good Day Sunshine!

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  13. I like playing hunt and find with my scrappy made fabrics, too. Yellow is such a cheerful positive color.

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  14. This is, for me, your best sewing machine yet. Everything about it obviously brings you joy and smiles. What could be better than that?

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  15. I will be singing Yellow Sewing Machine all night - lovely fabrics.

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  16. Love the way you got your own yellow sewing machine after all! And I bet it didn't cost a whole lot of dosh! Well worth the time spent, it's definitely fun and sunshiny :)

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  17. Bright, Bold and Cheerful..love this one :)

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  18. This is just so cute--love your method--think I need to "loosen" up..a LOT ;))) hugs, Julierose

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  19. This is such a great method and your yellow sewing machine is adorable! If I could have any color machine...it would be lime green!

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  20. Way too cool! And your friends (here at the blog) are all aboard and we all want to live next door!

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  21. It's a beautiful machine! (And your post title gave me an extra-large giggle!)

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  22. I just found you through Quilting is more fun than housework. I love your yellow machine!!!

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  23. That's a great Yellow Sewing Machine! I recently read directions for the same technique in one of my magazines, nice to see it in action elsewhere. You do have fun with your fabric bits :)

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  24. It's so fun! Great job! Stopping by from Main Crush Monday.

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  25. Lovely piece! I really like how much care you put in including all the little details in these blocks, very inspiring!!

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  26. Very cute little sewing machine! I love how much character scraps add to a piece.

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  27. Pretty in yellow! I too, am loving the interfacing applique technique - sew easy!
    Thanks for sharing on Midweek Makers

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  28. Yellow is my favorite color so of course I would love to have a yellow sewing machine.

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  29. What a great machine quilt. I don't have a yellow machine in my (vintage) collection. Love yours, though.

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  30. I love your sewing machine!
    I love yellow!
    I'm falling in love with interfacing applique!
    You are amazing!
    Mad skills and a great stash of scraps!
    Thank you for sharing!

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  31. By the way, I printed out my own sewing machine template! Fun is on the way in 2017 - after Christmas projects are done! :)

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  32. That's a very cute applique, it would be perfect for a sewing machine cover. Thank you for sharing at The Really Crafty Link Party. Pinned!

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  33. That is the "happiest" sewing machine I have ever seen.

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